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  • UN warns of viruses spreading in Gaza

    01/19/2024 7:15:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/19/2024 | FILIP TIMOTIJA
    The United Nations warned that viruses are spreading in the Gaza Strip amid poor sanitary conditions and lack of resources. Gazans have limited access to health care and illness is spreading in overcrowded shelters amid Israel’s continued bombardment. More than 8,000 cases of viral Hepatitis A are linked to overcrowding in shelters, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health. Laboratories in hospitals are unable to perform tests due to lack of materials. Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that 24 cases of Hepatitis A were confirmed, but no...
  • UPDATE: Secret China-Linked Bio-Lab in California Was Holding Deadly Viruses, Including Refrigerators Full of Ebola, COVID, Herpes, HIV and E. Coli and Hundreds of Mice Engineered to Carry COVID Virus (VIDEO)

    11/17/2023 10:32:25 AM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 11/17/2023 | jim hoft
    As Brian Lupo reported back in July – An illegal bio lab was discovered in a believed-to-be vacant building in Reedley, California in Fresno County. City code enforcement stumbled upon the building in December 2022 when they discovered a garden hose running up into the building through a hole in the wall. In March 2023, they obtained a warrant to inspect the property, and in April, the Fresno County Department of Public Health ordered an inspection of the facility. Investigators inspected the building that contained the lab in July and found a room used to make COVID-19 tests and pregnancy...
  • NIH Importing Bats From Asia For Viral Research in Colorado Lab

    11/13/2023 8:25:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/13/2023 | Ben Bartee
    It’s almost — almost, given what we know about how the U.S. government function at what interests it actually serves (spoiler alert: it’ not yours) — unbelievable that this is a real news story at this late date in 2023, having gone through a years-long series of lockdowns and injection mandates and “died suddenly” post-vax deaths and all the rest. But here we are.Really? Peter Daszak is in charge of yet another NIH effort to “prevent” viruses from jumping from bats to people by putting infected bats and people in daily contact?It’s even worse than it looks—and it looks utterly...
  • Chinese Scientists Discover 8 New Viruses on Tropical Island - What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    10/24/2023 6:41:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/24/2023 | Ward Clark
    Chinese scientists working on tropical Hainan Island off China's southern coast have discovered eight new viruses in that island's rodent population, and have not ruled out the capability of those viruses to species-jump to humans. One of the viruses has been confirmed to have been a coronavirus; the COVID-19 virus was also a coronavirus, as are several of the viruses that can cause the syndrome we call "the common cold," although rhinoviruses are more common in those cases.Researchers tasked with preparing the world for future pandemic took almost 700 samples from rodents living in Hainan, just off China's southern coast.Eight...
  • In Hospitals, Viruses Are Everywhere. Masks Are Not.

    09/25/2023 5:56:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09/23/2023 | Apoorva Mandavilli
    Liv Grace came down with respiratory infections three times over the course of four months. Each occurred after a visit to a medical provider in the Bay Area. Mx. Grace, 36, a writer who uses they/them pronouns, was infected with respiratory syncytial virus, which led to pneumonia, in December, after they were treated by a nurse wearing a surgical mask who complained about her children being ill with the virus. Mx. Grace got Covid after a visit to a cancer center for an infusion in February. And there was the pale, coughing phlebotomist who drew blood in April, just before...
  • Why was there an illegal China-linked bio lab in Fresno, California?

    07/29/2023 9:11:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2023 | David Strom
    You would think that this would get a bit more attention than it has. It certainly piqued my interest when I saw it.A China-linked company ran a grossly unsafe bio lab filled with deadly pathogens in a supposedly empty warehouse in Fresno, California. A company without much of a backstory, addresses that don’t exist, and a president who can only be reached by email.China-linked Bio Lab in Fresno Co, California Had Over 900 Mice “Genetically Engineered to Catch and Carry the Covid-19 Virus”— The Gateway Pundit (@gatewaypundit) July 29, 2023No, this is not the plot of a bad movie....
  • Congress Quietly Left The Door Open To Funneling More Tax Dollars To EcoHealth Research In China For ‘National Security’

    03/03/2023 9:42:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/03/23 | Evita Duffy-Alfonso
    EcoHealth Alliance — the nonprofit that infamously funneled taxpayer funds into the Wuhan Institute of Virology for bat-based coronavirus research — was given a shocking loophole in Congress’s omnibus spending package to receive money for research in China supported by the country’s communist leadership. Why? Our government won’t tell us. Back in December, Congress inserted a clause in its omnibus appropriations act that finally defunded the Wuhan Institute of Virology and appeared to defund other similar research in China, but the latter section appears to be hollow. While EcoHealth has been barred from feeding tax dollars directly into the Wuhan...
  • Defunding Wuhan: Congress quietly bans federal funds from labs in China, Russia and Iran

    07/02/2022 12:17:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Just the News ^ | July 2, 2022 - 4:26am | John Solomon
    While U.S. intelligence has been unable in two years to determine for sure if COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab, Congress has decided it no longer wants to take the risk of funding medical research at labs controlled by Beijing or other American adversaries.With little fanfare and in bipartisan fashion, House appropriators quietly amended the 2023 federal budget for health and science agencies on Thursday to ban any funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which U.S. intelligence fears may have been the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, and other labs like it."None of the funds made available by...

    06/19/2022 4:16:52 PM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 87 replies
    Futurism ^ | 19 June 2022 | Lonnie Lee Hood
    (audio) Scientists say they've figured out at least part of North America's invasive, imported fire ant problem by turning a virus that kills them into a weapon. A group of researchers from Tennessee, Florida and North Carolina universities said in their new study, published in the print edition of the Journal of Invertebrate Pathology this month, that they successfully reduced wild Florida populations of imported fire ants. The ants reduce nearby biodiversity, so the team used a virus called Solenopsis invicta virus 3 to kill them. "Laboratory tests have shown that Solenopsis invicta virus 3 may be an effective natural...
  • Children Suffering From as Many as Three Different Viruses Due to Weakened Immunity Caused by Lockdown

    06/14/2022 9:46:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Summit News ^ | 14 June, 2022 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Common cold now putting people in the hospital.. Children are turning up at doctors’ clinics infected with as many as three different viruses due to their immune systems being weakened by lockdown, it has been revealed. According to Thomas Murray, an infection-control expert and associate professor of pediatrics at Yale, his team is seeing cases of children with combinations of seven common viruses, including adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza and parainfluenza, as well as COVID-19. “That’s not typical for any time of year and certainly not typical in May and June,” said Murray. Such viruses are...
  • A warming world gives viruses more chances to hitchhike from species to species That puts humans at greater risk, too

    04/28/2022 5:23:19 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    The Verge ^ | 4-28-22 | Justine Calma
    Climate change is pushing mammals into new territory, increasing the number of opportunities for viruses to jump from species to species — including humans. By 2070, if global temperatures continue to rise as predicted, there could be a total of 15,000 new cross-species “viral sharing events,” according to new research published today in the journal Nature. Of the at least 10,000 virus species in mammals capable of infecting humans, most are still only circulating among animals in the wild. The worry is that more of those viruses could eventually make the leap to humans, potentially sparking a health crisis like...
  • Viruses and Vaccines can contribute to hearing loss and tinnitus

    04/21/2022 9:02:21 PM PDT · by Deaf and Discerning · 10 replies
    Very Well Health ^ | April 22, 2022 | Deaf and Delirious
    Based on my penname "Deaf and Delirious", most readers will probably - and correctly - assume I am hearing impaired. I've been wearing hearing aids since my teenage years. My hearing loss ranges between 80 - 90 dB bilaterally (both ears) and described as "severe hearing loss" level. At this level, without my hearing aids, I cannot hear speech at all when a person is talking to me at a normal level (60 B). But I can hear some loud sounds, like my lawn mower (90 dB) or my circular saw (100 dB). I also experience tinnitus daily. When someone...
  • Chemical Found in Broccoli Shown To Slow Growth of COVID-19 and Common Cold Viruses

    03/28/2022 2:32:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    SciTechDaily ^ | MARCH 26, 2022
    A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center-led study in mice and lab-grown cells finds sulforaphane could help prevent and treat illnesses caused by certain coronaviruses, including COVID-19. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center report evidence from lab experiments that a chemical derived from a compound found abundantly in broccoli and other cruciferous plants may offer a potentially new and potent weapon against the viruses that cause COVID-19 and the common cold. COVID-19 has already killed more than 6 million people worldwide, and studies have shown that common colds cost an estimated economic loss of $25 billion in the U.S. alone each year....
  • China Urges The U.S. To Disclose Details On U.S.-Financed Biological Labs In Ukraine, Including Types Of Viruses Stored And Research Has Been Conducted, Said A Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson.

    03/08/2022 5:59:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    #China urges the U.S. to disclose details on U.S.-financed biological labs in Ukraine, including types of viruses stored and research has been conducted, said a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, calling on all parties to ensure safety of these labs given current situation.
  • Genetically Engineered Bioweapons: A New Breed of Weapons for Modern Warfare [2013 article]

    08/25/2021 4:07:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Dartmouth ^ | MARCH 10, 2013APPLIED SCIENCES, WINTER 2013 | Mackenzie Foley
    Genome sequencing has given rise to a new generation of genetically engineered bioweapons carrying the potential to change the nature of modern warfare and defense. Introduction Biological weapons are designed to spread disease among people, plants, and animals through the introduction of toxins and microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. The method through which a biological weapon is deployed depends on the agent itself, its preparation, its durability, and the route of infection. Attackers may disperse these agents through aerosols or food and water supplies (1). Although bioweapons have been used in war for many centuries, a recent surge in...
  • Pandemic Response ‘Politicized, Self-Destructive’: Immunologist Steven Templeton

    11/20/2021 7:57:58 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | November 18, 2021 | Li Hai and Jan Jekielek
    Dr. Steven Templeton, an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, attends the inaugural conference of the Brownstone Institute in Hartford, Conn. on Nov. 13, 2021. Lockdowns, school closures, universal masking, vaccine mandates; these responses to COVID-19 are “self-destructive” and more politicized than scientific, according to immunologist Steven Templeton. Templeton once worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for four years. Now he’s an associate professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Indiana University. At the inaugural Brownstone Institute conference on Nov. 13, he shared his views with EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders”...

    10/29/2021 7:57:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    USAID ^ | 10/5/2021
    For Immediate ReleaseTuesday, October 5, 2021Office of Press Relationspress@usaid.govToday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching an ambitious new project that will work with partner countries and the global community to build better preparedness for future global health threats. Discovery & Exploration of Emerging Pathogens - Viral Zoonoses (DEEP VZN), a five-year, approximately $125 million project (pending availability of funds), will strengthen global capacity to detect and understand the risks of viral spillover from wildlife to humans that could cause another pandemic.The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how infectious diseases threaten all of society, up-ending people’s lives and...
  • Permafrost thaw could release bacteria and viruses

    10/25/2021 7:13:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 45 replies ^ | 10/25/2021 | European Space Agency
    When considering the implications of thawing permafrost, our initial worries are likely to turn to the major issue of methane being released into the atmosphere and exacerbating global warming or issues for local communities as the ground and infrastructure become unstable. While this is bad enough, new research reveals that the potential effects of permafrost thaw could also pose serious health threats. As part of the ESA–NASA Arctic Methane and Permafrost Challenge, new research has revealed that rapidly thawing permafrost in the Arctic has the potential to release antibiotic-resistant bacteria, undiscovered viruses and even radioactive waste from Cold War nuclear...
  • WTF!? Biden’s USAID Launches $125 Million Project To Find 12,000 New Viruses.

    10/16/2021 4:43:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | October 16, 2021 | Natalie Winters
    Joe Biden’s U.S. Agency for International Development launched a new $125 million dollar project with Washington State University and foreign collaborators to discover over 10,000 novel viruses in nature. The ambitious program follows the agency funding a similar form of research conducted by EcoHealth Alliance and its controversial partner: the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Many experts believe this Chinese Communist Party-run lab is the source of COVID-19. The new program, announced by Washington State University (WSU) on October 5th, will endeavor “to collect over 800,000 samples in the five years of the project.” “This process is expected to yield 8,000...
  • Wuhan scientists and US researchers planned to create a new coronavirus in 2018: Consortium led by Brit Peter Daszak asked DARPA to fund research

    10/05/2021 7:32:20 PM PDT · by algore · 48 replies
    US and Chinese scientists were planning to create a new coronavirus before the pandemic erupted, leaked proposals show. Last month, a grant application submitted to the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) revealed that an international team of scientists had planned to mix genetic data of similar strains to create a new virus. The grant application was made in 2018 and leaked to Drastic, the pandemic origins analysis group. 'We will compile sequence/RNAseq data from a panel of closely related strains and compare full length genomes, scanning for unique SNPs representing sequencing errors. 'Consensus candidate genomes will be synthesised...